The Chair’s Corner

August 31, 2017 — The summer is nearly over, but not without some excitement! I hope many of you were able to safely observe the eclipse. Whether donning those stylish specs or covering your head with a box, it truly was an amazing event. As autumn approaches, I am reminded of a fall that I experienced earlier this year—which... Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

August 1, 2017 — Immunizations are vital to your health as well as the health of those around you. However, there is a lot of conflicting information swirling around about vaccines. Some of these common misconceptions regarding immunizations are discussed below. Are immunizations safe? Yes, every vaccine undergoes extensive testing before being approved for use, and safety data is... Read More

Know the ABCD and E’s of Hepatitis

August 1, 2017 — Our world is more connected globally than ever before. We have the capability to fly across the globe to see and experience other countries and cultures. There are opportunities for people to immigrate and seek refuge in countries that are not their country of origin. As we become a more diverse nation, it is important... Read More

The Essential Work of Caregiving Across Communities

August 1, 2017 — “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” ~Rosalynn Carter As former First Lady Rosalynn Carter so aptly expressed, caregiving is a universal truth. At some time, we will find ourselves as... Read More

The Chair’s Corner

August 1, 2017 — In our culture today, people are bustling about with packed schedules, constantly checking their electronic devices for the latest news and updates while embracing instant gratification as the norm. This pace can be both mentally and physically exhausting whether we acknowledge it or not. With all the technology at our fingertips to make our lives... Read More

Public Hearing – 2018 ADS Discretionary Allocation Recommendations and Draft Area Plan Update

July 21, 2017 — A public review and comment period is scheduled for July 20 to August 2, 2017 for the attached draft documents: 2018 Discretionary Allocations Recommendations developed by our Advisory Council Planning and Allocations Committee 2018-2019 Aging and Disability Services Area Plan The Public Comment Memorandum may be reviewed for further details about this process. During the... Read More

What’s the Big Deal about Social Participation?

July 11, 2017 — Who among us hasn’t known someone who, as they grew older, became increasingly withdrawn? She or he may have said they liked living alone. He or she may have had any number of reasons why getting out and connecting with other people was not going to happen. Those who love them worry, and there’s good... Read More